Twenty-one state legislatures have passed bans on transitioning minors.
At this time, it is unlikely that any more states will pass a ban during this legislative session. The fight will heat up again when the 23-24 legislative sessions begin.
In a surprise move, Louisiana HB 648 was brought to a full vote in the Senate despite being previously killed in committee. It was passed by the Senate 29 to 10. It gained 25% of the Democrat vote. The bill was then vetoed by the Governor. The legislature has more than enough votes to override his veto. However, nothing has been done so far.
HB 648 passed the Louisiana House by an incredible margin. It gained an unprecedented amount of Democratic Party support. Then it was killed by a pro-trans Republican in the Senate.
The House Committee on Health and Welfare voted 14 to 3 to substitute HB 463 with this bill.
Washington’s SB 5599, to seize out-of-state children for free transsexual drugs/surgeries, has been signed into law.
South Carolina S 627
Assigned to the Senate Committee on Medical Affairs on March 14th.
Ohio HB 68
Assigned to the Committee on Public Health Policy on February 28th.
North Carolina HB 43
Assigned to the House Committee on Health on February 6th.
New Hampshire HB 619
The bill is assigned to the House Committee on Health and Human Services. A public hearing was held on March 7th.
Wyoming SF 111
The Wyoming Senate passed this bill by a vote of 22 to 9 on February 2nd. However, the Republican leadership in the House refused to put it on the agenda. The bill will have to wait until next year before it can be heard by the House.
Kansas SB 233
Passed by the Senate on February 23rd, 23 to 11. The Republican leadership in the House refused to put it on the agenda.
Florida HB 1421
On March 22nd, the House Healthcare Regulation Subcommittee passed the bill 12 to 5. On March 27th, the House Health & Human Services Committee passed the bill 15 to 6.
On April 18th, this bill was laid on the table and substituted with SB 254.
Louisiana HB 463
Referred to the House Committee on Health and Welfare on April 10th. On May 4th, this bill was substituted for HB 648.
Oklahoma HB 2177
Past by the House on February 28th with a vote of 80 to 18. The bill was assigned to the Senate Rules Committee on March 23rd. It was substituted with SB 619, which has since passed.
Wyoming SF 144
The Wyoming Senate passed this bill by a vote of 26 to 5 on February 8th. It was killed by the House Appropriations Committee on February 22nd by a vote of 5 to 2.
New Jersey S 3076
Assigned to the Senate Committee on Health and Human services on September 29th, 2022. No actions have been taken.
Bans that have passed:
Arizona SB 1138
Passed in March 2021.
North Dakota’s Governor Doug Burgum has signed HB 1254.
North Dakota HB 1254
Passed by the House on February 17th, 66 to 25. The Senate Committee of Human Services held hearings for the bill on March 28th and March 29th.
On April 3rd, the North Dakota Senate passed by 37 to 10. The bill was sent to the governor on April 12th.
Idaho H 71
Passed by the House on February 14th, 58 to 12. A modified version passed the Senate on March 27th, 22 to 12. On March 28th, the House passed the new version 56 to 13.
The bill was delivered to the governor on March 30th
Montana SB 99
Passed by the Senate on February 8th, 30 to 20. The House passed a modified version on March 24th, 65 to 34. The Senate passed the new revised version 32 to 17 on March 29th.
The bill was sent to the Governor on April 14th. On April 17th, the Governor issued an amendatory veto and returned a modified version of the bill to the legislature. The Senate then voted 31 to 19 to pass the Governor’s new version.
On April 18th, the House adopted the Governor’s proposed amendments 66 to 34.
Indiana S 480
Passed by the Senate on February 28th, 36 to 12. Passed by the House on March 27th, 65 to 30. Signed by the Speaker and sent to the Governor on March 29th.
Oklahoma SB 619 was singed by the governor on May 1st.
The Florida ban was signed by the Governor on May 17th. In Florida, the House passed SB 254 by a vote of 82 to 31. It was passed by the Senate, 27 to 12, on May 4th. The Senate added an amendment. This amended version was passed by the House 83 to 28. Many view the Florida version to be the most hardline in the country.
Nebraska LB 574
Introduced on January 17th, 2023. This bill was debated in the Senate for three days, March 22nd through March 24th. A group of pro-transsexual Senators spent eight hours attempting to filibuster it. However, a motion for cloture was eventually held and passed 30-17.
On April 13th, the Nebraska Senate voted 33 to 16 to “enroll” the bill. Nebraska has only one chamber, but they must hold two debates and two votes for each bill. The “engrossment” phase is now underway.
Signed by the governor on May 22nd.
Missouri SB 49
This bill passed the Missouri Senate by a vote of 24 to 8 on March 23rd. Assigned to the House Committee on General Laws on March 24th.
A hearing was scheduled in the House Committee on General Laws for April 11th. The House Committee on General Laws passed the bill on April 13th. On April 17th, it was referred to the House Rules – Legislative Oversight Committee. That committee voted to pass it on April 19th.
Texas SB 14
Introduced on March 8th and debated on March 29th. A cloture motion passed by 19 to 11.
On April 4th, the Texas Senate passed an amended version of the bill 19 to 12. On May 15th, the House passed the new amended version. On May 17th, the bill was signed by the Senate and is ready for the governor.
This bill is less strict than most as it exempts current patients.